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Gus Hurwitz

Justin (Gus) Hurwitz

Senior Fellow; Academic Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition

Gus Hurwitz’s work builds on his background in law, technology, and economics to consider the interface between law and technology and the role of regulation in high-tech industries.

He is Director of Law & Economics Programs at the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE), a think tank based in Portland, Oregon, where he directs its law and economics-focused research program and helps to translate academic research into applied policy issues.

He also is, or has been, affiliated with the Classical Liberal Institute at New York University School of Law, the National Security Institute at George Mason University, and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

Hurwitz has expertise in telecommunications law and technology, including data- and cybersecurity and was recognized as a Cyber Security & Data Privacy Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. His work has appeared in numerous law reviews and journals across the country. It has also been cited by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), federal district and circuit court judges, and U.S. senators, and he has spoken or testified before the committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, FCC, FTC, the U.S. Army’s 7th Signal Command, and German and Colombian competition regulators.

He was previously a full professor and founding director of the Governance & Technology Center at the University of Nebraska, prior to which he was the inaugural research fellow at the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC). From 2007 to 2010, he was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division in the Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section.

Before attending law school, Hurwitz worked at Los Alamos National Lab and interned at the Naval Research Lab. During this time his work was recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium, Los Alamos National Lab, IEEE & ACM, Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, R&D Magazine, and even the Guinness Book of World Records.